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Come sing with us!

Thank you for your interest in joining Angel City Chorale. We divide the year into two seasons:

SPRING: Generally starting in February and ending with concerts in June*

FALL/HOLIDAY: September through mid-December, with concerts usually the first weekend in December*

*COVID-19 has thrown a wrench into everything, so actual season and concert dates are subject to change.

We will contact you to confirm an audition date and time.

Start here: Please read about our audition process and FAQ, then fill out the Audition Request Form below. Before your audition, you will be asked to complete a Singer Information Form. Singers must be 18 years of age or older to audition.

Missed the season deadline? Be sure to still fill out the form below!

 

All singers welcome, especially Tenors and Basses!

AUDITION DATES FOR HOLIDAY 2021:
Thursday, August 19
Sunday, August 22
Thursday, August 26

All singers must show proof of Covid vaccination.  Angel City Chorale will follow strict protocols for singers per Los Angeles County Health Dept recommendations.
Auditions held at St. Andrews Church on National Boulevard, in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles.

We will contact you with an audition date and time.

Start here: Please read about our audition process and FAQ, then fill out the Audition Request Form below. Before your audition, you will be asked to complete a Singer Information Form. Singers must be 18 years of age or older to audition.

Missed the season deadline? Be sure to still fill out the form below!

 

ACC's Audition Process

Thank you for your interest in singing with Angel City Chorale. Please review the Audition Process below and read the FAQ prior to contacting us about an audition. Singers must be 18 years of age or older to audition.

AUDITION PROCESS:

  • Auditions will be held at St. Andrews  Church on National Blvd in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles. You will be given a call-time. However, we cannot guarantee your time slot, so please be prepared to wait if necessary. The audition itself lasts approximately 15 minutes.
  • The audition will be with Sue and up to four musical advisors and choir members.
  • To determine your vocal range, you will be asked to sing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" up and down a scale.
  • You should come prepared to sing a song you feel best demonstrates your vocal talent. You may bring sheet music, sing from memory, sing a cappella or bring an instrument recording to sing with.   Sue can accompany you if you wish.  If you would like to have your own accompaniment, it should not have any other soloists and be available on your phone.

You will then be asked to do the following:

  • Sight-read provided music
  • Sing back a piano part to demonstrate your ability to learn by ear
  • Tap out rhythms to show your rhythmic abilities
  • Sing with other members to demonstrate how your voice blends as well as how well you hold your part against other vocal parts

Rehearsals are every Thursday from 7:30 - 10:00pm.  The rehearsal space is to be determined, but it will be in West Los Angeles. Chamber and other small groups rehearse on Sunday afternoon or evening.  There will be additional rehearsals to learn choreography, as well as sectionals and an all day (Saturday) rehearsal.

Dues of $195 are paid per season. There are 2 seasons per year. Dues cover the costs of running the chorale, including music purchase and reproduction, publicity, CD production, concert production, rehearsal space, and piano accompaniment. There is a one-time music deposit of $25 which will be returned upon leaving the choir.

TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL AUDITION:

  • Audition with a song that best suits your voice and demonstrates your ability to stay on pitch.
  • You must demonstrate strong sight reading, rhythmic skills, and the ability to blend in a choral setting.
  • Requirements for sight reading can be somewhat relaxed if you are a strong soloist or are a Tenor or Bass. (Note: We generally have twice as many women as men auditioning.)
  • Read through our Audition FAQs.

If you would like to set up an audition time, please fill out the Audition Request Form.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Audition FAQs

Q: What piece should I audition with? Are you looking for a particular style?
A: The choir has a diverse repertoire; therefore, you can choose any genre from classical to pop. What matters the most is how you sound, so choose a song that best reflects your voice.

Q: How many spaces are you looking to fill?
A: This varies from season to season, and depends on how many singers are returning to the choir each season. In addition, we strive to maintain a balance between voice parts.

Q: Is sight reading mandatory?
A: Sight reading skills are required for women, unless you are a strong soloist. We have limited space for new Sopranos and Altos, as we need to maintain balance between all of the sections, so only those with strong skills will be considered. These requirements can be relaxed for Tenors or Basses.

Q: When will I be notified about my audition results?
A: We let everyone know the results after the final day of auditions.

Q: When do you perform?
A: We have two main concerts per year: the first Saturday and Sunday in June, and the first Saturday and Sunday in December. We also have other exciting gigs that come up throughout the year and perform as we are called upon.

Q: What is your concert attire? Do you wear robes?
A: The choir wears all black. No, we do not wear robes.

Q: I haven’t sung in a choir or taken voice lessons before. Will I be good enough to make the choir?
A: Generally, most of our singers have choral or solo experience. If you have any questions regarding your abilities, you can always take a voice lesson from our director, Sue Fink, to see where you stand. She can be reached at 310-397-3193.

Q: Is there an age requirement for joining ACC?
A: All singers must be 18 years of age or older.

Q: Do your singers get paid?
A: We are a non-profit organization; therefore, the singers do not get paid.

Q: Are there any choir fees or dues?
A: Yes, all singers pay dues. The amount is $195 per season. There are 2 seasons per year. Payment arrangements can be made on the first night of rehearsals with the business manager.

We also ask that singers volunteer to help with logistical tasks required for rehearsals and concert production, such as music collation, rehearsal setup and breakdown, members social event planning, serving on operations committees and concert ticket sales.

Q: When and where do you rehearse?
A: We rehearse on Thursday nights from 7:30pm to 10:00pm.  The rehearsal space is to be determined, but it will be in West Los Angeles. Chamber and other small groups rehearse on Sunday afternoon or evening.  There will be additional rehearsals to learn choreography, as well as sectionals and an all day (Saturday) rehearsal.

Q: When is the first night of rehearsals?
A: Thursday September 9, 2021, at 7:00pm with a new member orientation at 6:30pm.  This is for the first night only.  Normally rehearsals start at 7:30pm and end at 10:00pm.

Please note:  the above FAQs are for pre- and post-Covid-19 seasons.

Q: How are the Covid-19 sessions different?
A: We require you to send a copy of your vaccination card.  Everyone must be vaccinated to participate in the season.  We will follow the strictest Covid-19 precautions for singers that the city or state has issued.

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